First and most importantly I want to say that this thread has nothing at all to do with the bombing in question. Please stay on topic and realize that
this thread is meant to bring to light circumstances that this tragedy has brought to light that may have been missed in the chaos. It is a thread
about implications, about subtle changes to society and what that means for us as a nation moving forward.
Lets take a quick look at some of the things that may have been analyzed but overlooked in general as it pertains to the implications shall we?
HI REZ DETAILED PHOTOS
Never before do I recall such hi rez photos of basically every square inch of such a large area. Boston as it would seem has the entire downtown area
on video, cameras in place and surveillance set up so as to be able to theoretically evaluate every citizen that walks down the street and submit
their image to face scanning recognition to check for warrants, previous criminal background or to check on a higher level their assessment of "risk"
as determined by clandestine agencies such as the DHS, CIA, FBI and others.
You can not deny that the photo and video evidence and presentation from Boston is mind blowing, it illustrates perfectly the proliferation and
implementation of "big brother" in todays America. For better or worse, I do not know, I will let you decide for yourselves. The fact is though, this
event has illustrated quite clearly that public anonymity is a thing of the distant past. If your on public streets in a major city, your are not only
being recorded in hi def but mostly likely either now or in the near future will be subject to warrantless "stop and frisk" in the way of face
recognition software. Something to think about.
Much like the situation with Christopher Dorner in LA, where the entire city was locked down and in a state of panic and terror, mind you.... Not from
the suspect but by armed bands of police, swat teams and drone presence where you had innocent people being shot up just driving down the road, here
in Boston you have door to door searches, check points and a total aspect of military style control that it can not be described by any other term
than Marshal Law.
This state of affairs anytime there is a problem is not consistent with our traditional values and it would seem that it is something that is
happening more often and with less resistance and oversight. It is almost becoming normal for authorities to declare a crisis and violate fundamental
rights in the name of public service while exercising authoritarian values and practices.
Reuters, AP and multiple other sources noted openly that Black Hawk helicopters were patrolling Boston skies. Please refresh my memory as to when it
became ok for domestic American skies to be patrolled and policed by military assault helicopters. (Or drones for that matter)
Marshal law is no longer some long running conspiracy that is rumored to possibly happen sometime in the future. Marshal law is something that in
point of fact has happened in two major US cities in the last 6 months. This is not a theory, it is proven fact. That needs to be understood and
digested as to what it really means for the future and our fundamental stability as a nation and our relationship between citizen and government.
As we have witnessed with Sandy Hook, the Dorner case and now with Boston, the media appears to have lost all consideration for credibility,
journalistic integrity and public responsibility. They are not held to any standard and suffer no consequences for what should amount to crimes
against humanity for reporting completely false events, aspects and details of events and in some cases just plain making things up to grab ratings
and create a buzz and then later hiding behind anonymous sources and claims of "fog of war".
I bring this up because we have no expectation of truth or integrity when it comes to any main stream media in this country. Does anyone else find
that incredibly disturbing? When a nation such as America has a national media so backwards, so funded, owned and back by political forces how can we
as a people believe what we are told by the people we should be able to trust above and beyond our government?
The media should be the ones protecting us from wrong doing, from unconstitutional actions, laws and behavior but instead we find an institution of
media that is complicit in encouraging all of the above and telling us it is not only normal but any dissent on the contrary is un American. Boston is
only the latest example of how they can get it so wrong and get away with it by retracting, lying and distorting the facts.
HOW TO STOP IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN
Please humor me and let me explain it to you briefly and very simply.
When I fight with my wife because she went to the bar with her friend instead of coming home when I wanted her too I can approach it two ways.
A) I can say, part of the acceptable risk of being married and having a healthy marriage is to understand that sometimes my wife will want to go out.
Although, there is the risk however small that she could drink too much, make a bad decision, cheat on me or do something else that could hurt our
relationship, I trust her and by loving her and respecting our union, I accept the risk to ensure we have a strong, healthy relationship that is
fueled and founded on trust and mutual respect.
B) I can wait until she does the smallest thing wrong, no matter how insignificant and then I can frame it in a way that benefits my position subtly
to her friends, family to sensationalize the issue and make it seem that there is much higher risk of something greater happening than there really
is. I could then further demoralize her through manipulation to feel she did something wrong and in the long run make her feel so guilty about
something trivial that she doesn't even want to go out anymore because of how she thinks it makes me feel when in reality I'm just being a selfish,
power hungry controlling jerk.
This......... This exactly is the same technique that the media is using on you. It is the biggest reason why Americans are so divided despite us ALL
having one of the most oppressive, war hungry totalitarian governments on Earth today and why so many of us don't even know it.
They having us fighting with each other over every issue and trust me ATS, it's not an accident.
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